NCL applauds the Senate for confirming Dr. Robert Califf as FDA commissioner

February 15, 2022

Media contact: National Consumers League – Carol McKay,, (412) 945-3242 or Katie Brown,, (202) 207-2832

Washington, DC—Today the nation’s pioneering consumer advocacy group is welcoming news from the Senate that Dr. Robert Califf has been confirmed to serve as the next commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

The following quote can be attributed to NCL Executive Director Sally Greenberg: 

“Califf gained the trust of the nation during his previous term as Commissioner of the FDA and is all the better prepared to step into this role to get up to speed quickly.  

“We look forward to continuing our work with the FDA under Califf’s leadership to ensure equitable access to vaccines and novel therapeutics to improve the health of consumers regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender. Today, consumers have a better understanding of what the FDA does to make their lives safer and healthier on a daily basis. We support the role of the FDA as a regulator and look forward to seeing further enforcement from the agency to ensure accurate labeling of ingredients and warnings on products sold in the marketplace.

“NCL frequently engages with the FDA to ensure consumer access to safe and effective medicines, foods, and medical devices. We appreciate the leadership Janet Woodcock has provided the agency as acting commissioner during this incredibly tumultuous time for our nation.”


About the National Consumers League (NCL) 

The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Our mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit